Unemployment is low and the stock market is high, but most Americans aren’t getting ahead. Half of American families have less real wealth than their parents did 25 years ago. Democrats are not satisfied with the economy. Yes, unemployment is way down and the stock market DJIA, +0.01% SPX, +0.01%Read More →

Getty Images Consumers are in a better position to spend this holiday season than last year. The holiday season appears primed to deliver a gift to the economy at year’s end. A surge in hiring, rising wages and record stock market gains have boosted the confidence of consumers, putting themRead More →

Health-care providers and organizations bear the responsibility for rooting out bias in medical care, experts say. In the meantime, though, there are steps patients can take to shield themselves. Research shows that patients of different genders, colors, sexual orientations and sizes don’t always receive the same quality of care duringRead More →

What’s up with transportation stocks? Or, really, what’s “down” with them? Even as new all-time highs have been registered by broad-market U.S. indices such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.85%   and the S&P 500 SPX, +0.23%  , the market’s transportation sector has lagged. The Dow Jones TransportationRead More →